Lincoln, NE (Sept 11, 2013) — On Patriot Day, Crete Carrier Corporation, a premier provider of truckload and logistics services, officially announces the addition of five trucks into its Patriot Fleet, for a total of 10 honorary trucks. The black International ProStar tractors stand out from other company trucks with wrap graphics including decals to salute the United States Armed Forces and customized dog tags listing the drivers’ military branches, years served, and miles with Crete.
“We are pleased with the reception of the Patriot Fleet during its inaugural year and thrilled to double our military trucks,” says Tonn Ostergard, president and CEO of Crete Carrier. “It’s a privilege to honor our country’s veterans in any way.”
Eight employees, including three pairs of team drivers, have been chosen to join the previous five drivers in custom trucks. The Patriot Fleet drivers collectively represent over 130 years of experience in the armed forces, more than 100 years with Crete Carrier Corporation, and over 20 million miles driven, and the fleet includes all other drivers, office workers, and shop employees with veteran status.
“We are all very proud of the men and women who have shown their patriotism to our country,” says Driver Development Manager Issac Phillips, “and even more honored that they have chosen Crete Carrier and Shaffer Trucking for their careers.” Phillips adds, “Along with these wrapped trucks the company gives custom dog tags and individual Patriot Fleet decals to our veterans. I am extremely proud to be part of an organization like Crete Carrier Corporation that is doing so much for our current and prior military members.”
Crete and Shaffer have received numerous awards as a national leader in supporting current and former members of the military. This year alone, Crete Carrier Corporation received the American Legion Employer of Veterans Award for the Large Business category and was recognized as a finalist for CivilianJobs.com’s Most Valuable Employers for Military list. Additionally, the Nebraska Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR) awarded Crete the Pro Patria Award, while the ESGR also named Crete a semifinalist for the Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award.
To learn more about Crete Carrier Corporation’s career opportunities for current and former military members, please visit http://www.wehireveterans.com. You can also join the conversation on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/thepatriotfleet.
About Crete Carrier Corporation
Founded in 1966, Crete Carrier Corporation, along with operating division Shaffer Trucking and wholly owned subsidiary Hunt Transportation, Inc., ranks as one of the largest privately owned trucking companies in the country, offering a full range of transportation services to our customers. For more information about Crete Carrier Corporation, please visit www.CreteCarrier.com or email Justin Gibson at [email protected]